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Ambulatory Gynaecology

Ambulatory procedures are minor procedures that can be performed in a clinic setting whilst you are awake and able to talk to your doctor or nurse.

Some procedures that can be performed as ambulatory procedures are:-
- Removal of small polyps (small tissue growths which are commonly benign)
Endometrial ablation (a treatment for heavy periods which removes the lining of the womb)

Some of the common benefits of opting for an ambulatory procedure include:
• You won't need a general anaesthetic
• Your treatment will be quicker
• Speedy recovery in your own home around friends and family
• Less invasive treatment which avoids surgical scars.

You may see a pre-procedure nurse to assess any additional needs you may have before your procedure.
On the day of your procedure you can eat and drink as normal. 

You will be encouraged to take some pain relief soon after arrival and will be allowed 60-90 minutes to relax before your procedure.

A nurse will be with you during the course of your procedure.

Following your procedure we recommend you are collected and escorted home.

'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly, efficiently and professionally with full explanations and compassion from all staff involved'.

Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital